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№6 (102) – июнь 2011
- Barefoot Diva Cesaria Evora / Music
- Banksy's London / Lifetime
- Summer trends wrap-up / Fashion
- The Differences of Frozen Desserts / Cuisine
- What labels you as a beginner / Vocabulary
- English words that describe behaviour / Vocabulary
Barefoot Diva Cesaria Evora / Music
When you first see Cesaria Evora, you see a woman who hardly walks – she moves with the world-weary shuffle of a woman who has lived a long while – she'll turn 70 in August. Heavy steps betray a body that has borne too much weight...
Сontinuing the festival topic (see the previous issue on Cannes and Oscar), let’s talk about the great 2morrow/Zavtra international film competition of modern cinema. The festival has an aura of bold youth, red-cheeked curiosity and a fresh, European simplicity.
Philip Roth wins Man Booker International prize / Literature
Philip Roth, chronicler of 'the sexually liberated Jew in postwar America', beats stellar shortlist to take the fourth Man Booker International prize
Banksy's London / Lifetime
After his new documentary, “Exit through the Gift Shop” (2010 Best Documentary Oscar Nominee), Banksy is more popular than ever. And still, no one knows who he is. But without him the London scene would never be the same.
Summer trends wrap-up / Fashion
Casual chic. Dress down your chic look with a simple funny cotton t-shirt or dress up a casual one with a floral print long silk skirt.
White houses with blue roofs – isn't that the image that comes to your mind whenever you think about Greece? If you don't want to bust that sweet myth – stop reading my column right now, because I am going to tell you about other aspects of this enigmatic touristic state of ancient gods.
The Differences of Frozen Desserts / Cuisine
As long as the flavor’s right, there’s not a frozen dessert I’ll turn down, especially on a hot day. One of my friends, on the other hand, claims to loathe ice cream (how does that even happen?), yet claims to live for gelato. Perhaps my palate is unsophisticated, but I can’t detect enough of a difference between the two, beyond texture, to understand her divisive attitude.
• "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
• No word in the English language rhymes with "month", "orange", "silver" or "purple".
• The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
The 2000s. During the decade of the 2000s, a universally accepted name for the decade was never really accepted in the English-speaking world, as it had been for previous decades such as the '90s, the '80s, etc.
What labels you as a beginner / Vocabulary
Your written English may be quite good. You certainly may sound very fluent and competent. But, if inexplicably, you, like many other foreigners, write your message in AOLspeak, it can label you as either a beginner at English or a 12-year old.
English words that describe behaviour / Vocabulary
An A-Z of English words and phrases that describe behaviour.
What Makes You Go Hmmm / LifeUP
Some things that make you go hmmm....
The Young Painters (by Nicole Krauss) / Fiction
Short story about a novelist who writes a story about a painting owned by an acquaintance she met at a dinner party
Клише IN A NUTSHELL / Nota bene
Еще с самой школы нас приучают (если повезет с учителем русского языка!) не использовать часто клише, так как речь теряет жизненность и превращает в некое подобие диссертации или доклада.
- London Riots: What happened and Why? / Lifetime
- Get Rich — Like In The Movies / Cinema
- Middlebrow and proud / Opinion
- Stand Clear. Man Cooking / Phenomenon
- Legendary Joan Crawford / Cultperson
- Mishaps: Five reasons to look forward to troubles / Lifetime
- The Busy Person's Guide To Romance / For men
- 9 Things I Learned About Women From Editing Maxim / For women